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ASEAN

Even the British are Coming: ASEAN and the Internationalization of the South China Sea

Thursday 10th June 2021

While ASEAN welcomes great-power and partner support, member states are wary not to push Beijing too far.

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Indonesia

Past is Prologue: Indonesia’s Foreign Debt and the Pandemic

Thursday 10th June 2021

The concern should not be about the level of debt but about how the country deploys the financing and whether it is able to implement further structural reforms.

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China

Chip Wars and Decoupling: China and the US’s Semiconductor Plays

Thursday 3rd June 2021

In the long run, the impact on China will be limited.

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Asia Pacific

Decoupling and Diversification: China, the Belt and Road, and the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

A closer look at the initiatives to create alternate global supply chains that are durable, resilient and less reliant on China.

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China

After the Moon-Biden Summit, Can Kim Jong-un Seize the Geopolitical Moment?

Thursday 27th May 2021

Neither Moon Jae-in nor Joe Biden would be fully satisfied with the outcomes but their Washington meeting was a welcome return of mature diplomacy.

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China

Dazed and Confused: A Divided Duterte Administration Confronts and Appeases China

Wednesday 26th May 2021

What does the president's reaction, or lack thereof, mean?

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Global

Vaccine Valor: Making Something Out of Nothing with North Korea

Thursday 20th May 2021

The aim: to reopen the doors to diplomacy and, in the long term, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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India

Incalculable Tragedy: We May Never Know the Truth about India’s Covid-19 Numbers

Wednesday 19th May 2021

The authorities’ reliance on obfuscation and delay means that the full extent of the Covid-19 tragedy unfolding may never be known.

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China

Balancing Act: China and Turkey in a Changing World Order

Thursday 13th May 2021

AsiaGlobal Fellow 2020/21 Mher Sahakyan examines their competing and collaborative interests and their approaches to their respective connectivity strategies.

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Bangladesh

Risk and Opportunity: Bangladesh Ponders China and the Belt and Road Initiative

Thursday 13th May 2021

As the government considers Beijing’s overtures, it should take steps to maximize the benefits of participating in China’s signature foreign-policy initiative.

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India

India’s Covid Crisis: Minimum Government, Minimum Governance

Thursday 6th May 2021

The second wave of coronavirus devastating India would have crippled most governments. But Narendra Modi is no ordinary leader.

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India

The Covid-19 Crisis and the Failure of Educated India

Thursday 6th May 2021

We should have known better.

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China

Sense and Sensitivities: China and Hollywood at Odds in the Cinema World

Thursday 29th April 2021

Hollywood’s relationship with China — a marriage of convenience headed for divorce over irreconcilable differences.

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China

And the Winner is…: Asian Filmmakers and Stars Take the Spotlight

Wednesday 28th April 2021

Against the backdrop of the rise of anti-Asian racism, the accolades suggest that Asians in Hollywood are a formidable cultural force to be reckoned with.

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Global

Adding Value: Living with Intelligent Machines

Thursday 22nd April 2021

The key concern should not be about the displacement of individuals in work and daily life but how to maximize the value added when human beings are augmented by AI.

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China

Return of the Returnees?: Dual Citizenship and Hong Kong’s Global Talent Base

Wednesday 21st April 2021

The passage of the national security law and China's suppression of the democratic movement in Hong Kong could mean the end of the supply of global talent.

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Asia Pacific

The Belt and Road Initiative Enters a Second Phase

Thursday 15th April 2021

Attention has shifted to market integration, commercial value-chain development, and global governance.

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China’s Development Aims: More Nuanced than “Soft Power”

Thursday 15th April 2021

Such generalizations about China’s nuanced and growing influence detract from real understanding of what brand China is pushing abroad and why.

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